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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

08/02/2015 12:57 PM PDT
In the year after a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old , legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.  
11 injured when limousine, 2 other vehicles crash near LA
08/02/2015 09:30 AM PDT - Five people are in critical condition after a crash involving a limousine and two other cars in Southern California.  

Memphis officer killed, person of interest in custody
08/02/2015 01:43 PM PDT - A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.  

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey wastes no time
08/02/2015 07:21 AM PDT - Ronda Rousey made quick work of Bethe Correia at UFC 190, but that's not all that happened Saturday night in Rio 

Fremont gas station clerk allegedly robbed, suspect sought
08/02/2015 07:19 AM PDT - Police are looking for a suspect in an alleged robbery Wednesday afternoon at the ARCO gas station in the 35000 block of Fremont Boulevard. 

Woman struck and killed by train in Hayward
08/02/2015 12:07 AM PDT - The fatal accident occurred where the tracks cross Industrial Parkway at Pacific Street. The victim's name has not been released. 

Newcomer Brooks helps A's snap three-game losing streak
08/01/2015 10:24 PM PDT - Marcus Semien homered and Brooks, acquired from Royals in the Ben Zobrist trade, allows one run in 3-1 win over Indians 

Giants rally, beat Rangers in 11 innings
08/01/2015 11:45 PM PDT - Brandon Belt homers twice, and Hunter Pence hits go-ahead shot in 11th 

Pleasanton car thieves chased down and arrested in Vacaville
08/01/2015 07:01 PM PDT - Two Pleasanton residents were arrested by Vacaville police Friday after they stole a car they had taken on a test drive from a local dealership 

NHRA: Jack Beckman sets Funny Car record
08/01/2015 10:15 PM PDT - Jack Beckman established a Funny Car national record for elapsed time Saturday and also made himself the favorite to win the NHRA Sonoma Nationals crown. 

Oakland A's with plenty of reasons to play on following trades for prospects
08/01/2015 10:24 PM PDT - For the A's still around following the trading of some key veterans, the future is now. 

Kaepernick's makeover on display in first practice
08/01/2015 11:45 PM PDT - 49ers quarterback showing better touch, deception, say safeties Reid and Bethea 

Raiders activate Sio Moore
08/01/2015 10:24 PM PDT - Linebacker had been on PUP list while recovering from offseason hip surgery 

Oakland's Art + Soul festival inject life into downtown
08/01/2015 04:41 PM PDT - The two-day festival features the musical heritage and future of Oakland with blues, gospel, R&B and more. 

Madyson Middleton killing: How to make sense of the senseless?
08/01/2015 06:25 PM PDT - The harrowing tragedy that recently befell 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton is extremely unlikely -- statistically. But probability is no comfort to parents carrying memories of Newtown and Columbine. Maddy's killing has thrown parents and children into a maelstrom of fear, confronting a crime both unforeseen and unfathomable. 

USOC: San Francisco, Los Angeles possibilities for 2024 Olympics bid
08/01/2015 09:57 PM PDT - U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017.  

A 'Downton Abbey' movie? Don't rule it out
08/01/2015 06:57 PM PDT - Producer says a film project would be 'a wonderful thing.' 

Researcher doubts report of killing of Cecil the lion's companion, Jericho
08/01/2015 01:46 PM PDT - A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July. 

Bay Point hosts National Night Out at Ambrose Center
08/01/2015 01:41 PM PDT - The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs. 

Country club golf course plans sewer plant as newer fix for grass water woes
08/01/2015 06:16 PM PDT - Diablo Country Club tees up plans pioneering recycling project to secure its water future  

Pittsburg motorcyclist dies in crash
08/01/2015 01:35 PM PDT - Motorcyclist hit a car as it made a U-turn; name has not been released yet. 

What time is the Ronda Rousey fight against Bethe Correia?
08/01/2015 09:39 PM PDT - UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey takes on Brazilian fighter Bethe Correia tonight in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 190 with her undefeated record on the line. 

California wildfires: Firefighter killed, hundreds flee
08/01/2015 02:55 PM PDT - Blazes raging across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.  

Bobbi Kristina funeral: Family feud erupts during memorial service
08/01/2015 11:34 AM PDT - The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.  

Bin Laden family killed in England plane crash
08/01/2015 10:13 AM PDT - Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.  

San Jose police: Unpaid-fare flap spurs violent sequence with suspect shooting at, then "driving into" officers
08/01/2015 03:24 PM PDT - A minor flap over a light-rail fare almost became a deadly affair in two separate instances late Friday, after a man allegedly exchanged gunfire with an officer downtown and later tried to run down another officer with a carjacked vehicle in South San Jose. 

Oakland: Woman killed by hit-run driver
08/01/2015 06:23 AM PDT - A 55-year-old woman was killed Friday night in East Oakland when she was hit by a car whose driver did not stop, police said Saturday. 

Political Blotter: Tauscher ramps up independent redistricting effort
07/31/2015 11:09 PM PDT - Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher names a Republican co-chair for her effort to urge more states to adopt citizen redistricting commissions; also, Rep. Jackie Speier wants to lift the ban on sending booze through the U.S. Postal Service. 

Record-setting night of qualifying at NHRA Sonoma Nationals
07/31/2015 10:53 PM PDT - Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan set speed marks on Friday night 

Hayward man sentenced to prison for tax fraud
07/31/2015 10:13 PM PDT - A Hayward man was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for helping with preparing false tax returns, according to federal officials. 

CRIME
Fremont gas station clerk allegedly robbed, suspect sought

Police are looking for a suspect in an alleged robbery Wednesday afternoon at the ARCO gas station in the 35000 block of Fremont Boulevard. 
STATE NEWS
11 injured when limousine, 2 other vehicles crash near LA

Five people are in critical condition after a crash involving a limousine and two other cars in Southern California.  
NATIONAL NEWS
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Cities make police changes after unrest over citizen deaths

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Other cities also have made changes following high-profile cases. 
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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

08/02/2015 12:57 PM PDT
In the year after a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old , legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.  
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